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Plain Talk Politics Radio – Wed., Oct. 9 Congressman David Price







Congressman David Price – Tune in at 8:30 am Wed., October 9 or on your dial at 750AM  The show will be posted here shortly after it airs. Here is the show: 10-9-13 PLAIN TALK POLITICS PART ONE 10-9-13 PLAIN TALK POLITICS PART TWO

From Educator to Congressman

David Price represents North Carolina’s Fourth District – a rapidly growing, research-and-education-focused district that includes parts of Alamance, Orange, Durham, Wake, Harnett, Chatham and Cumberland counties. He received his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and went on to Yale University to earn a Bachelor of Divinity as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science. Before he began serving in Congress in 1987, Price was a professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is the author of four books on Congress and the American political system.

Price currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and serves as the Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the Department of Homeland Security. He is a member of the Appropriations Subcommittees responsible for housing, transportation, military construction and veterans affairs appropriations. As the Ranking Member of the House Democracy Partnership and an outspoken advocate for Middle East peace, Price is also a recognized leader on foreign policy issues. In North Carolina, David’s constituents know him as a strong supporter of education, accessible health care, affordable housing, clean air and water, and improved transportation alternatives.

Personal Background

Born in 1940, Price grew up in the small town of Erwin in eastern Tennessee. His father was a high school principal, and his mother was an English teacher.

Price studied at Mars Hill College and was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.. He earned his B.A. in 1961 and continued his education at Yale University, where he received a Bachelor of Divinity degree (1964) and a Ph.D. in Political Science (1969).

Price and his wife Lisa were married in 1968 and settled in Chapel Hill in 1973. After staying home when her children were young, Lisa did social work and participated in many community activities, such as chairing the Chapel Hill Public Library board of trustees. She worked for two Chapel Hill mayors (Jonathan Howes and Ken Broun) before helping to found North Carolinians Against Gun Violence in 1993. She was its executive director until retiring in 2007. The Prices have two children and two grandchildren. Karen, is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, and Michael, teaches evolutionary psychology at Brunel University in London. He is married to the former Jade Gibson of Fredericksburg, VA; they are the parents of Charles Albert born in 2006, and Margaret Elizabeth, born in 2009.

Price is a member of Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, where he has taught Sunday School and chaired the official board.


Congressman Price recently penned an op-ed, The Twilight of Appropriations, for Politico. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.


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